Program Coordinator for Inclusive Excellence

Bard College, a liberal arts college on the Hudson River, is a private institution working in the public interest.

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Bard College seeks a Program Coordinator for Inclusive Excellence. Reporting to the Dean for Inclusive Excellence, the Program Coordinator is responsible for engineering highly organized logistical support for the mission, vision, and activities of the Division of Inclusive Excellence. With impeccable administrative savvy to multitask, maintain organization, remain calm during intense situations, and effectively relate to a wide range of campus/community constituents, he/she/they will provide the administrative foundation needed to effectively execute holistic campus diversity and inclusion efforts.

This is a full-time, exempt, 12 month per year position. The successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation and religion.

Bard College’s main campus is in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY with 1900 undergraduate students; the campus also features multiple graduate programs. The 1000 acre campus sits along the Hudson River and offers the Fisher Performing Arts Center, the Hessel Museum of Art, as well as the home of the Bard Prison Initiative, the largest college degree granting prison education program in the U.S. The Bard Network also includes several Bard High School Early Colleges across the country as well as five international campuses and partnerships. The Bard Network is complex and demonstrates Bard’s priorities well in addition to the College’s emphasis on civic engagement.

Bard College is a private institution working in the public interest. Bard faculty and staff lead their students by example, building upon the existing network of boundary-breaking programs focussed on rethinking who can and should be included in this kind of education.

  • Provide administrative coordination and support for the Council for Inclusive Excellence and its working groups, the Professionals of Color, Out@bard, and other commissions/working groups under the charge of the Dean’s leadership;
  • Provide administrative support to the Dean, to include calendar management, meeting coordination, communications, and proactively anticipating organizational and administrative needs;
  • Maintain ongoing communication with affinity-based clubs, responding and supporting student requests as appropriate;
  • Provide campus-wide updates on diversity and inclusion initiatives via electronic newsletters, web updates, and social media;
  • Collaborate with campus partners (faculty, staff, students, and community) to disseminate a monthly campus-wide calendar of diversity and inclusion activities;
  • Support diversity-related programming and workshops, to include working with campus partners on diversity/inclusion programming and initiatives;
  • Conduct research on specified topics, to include national and international diversity issues, academic/curriculum diversity, administrative organizational structures, student trends, and other issues as assigned;
  • Maintain knowledge and awareness of campus diversity issues and assist with the management of student concerns as a member of the institution’s professional collaborative response;
  • Support data collection activities on specified diversity issues as directed by senior leadership;
  • Serve as the departmental liaison to Gilson Place;
  • Coordinate and design departmental publications and advertisements;
  • Present diversity-related training sessions, workshops, and discussion groups;
  • Manage/monitor social media accounts, updating and advising of trends/concerns when appropriate;
  • Supervise student fellows and employees in their assigned duties;
  • Process/monitor departmental budget transactions;
  • Maintain/update diversity-related web pages; and
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • The ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment;
  • Experience working with diverse populations specific to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, ability and/or gender identity;
  • Excellent interpersonal and human relations skills;
  • Significant comfort engaging in difficult and/or contentious conversations about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, etc.;
  • The ability to work evening and weekends as needed for effective program administration.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field;
  • Professional/graduate-level experience working in a collegiate environment;
  • Previous experience working with diverse populations and/or diversity issues on a college/university campus;
  • The ability to present/facilitate diversity/inclusion workshops;
  • Web page development;
  • Advertisement, public relations, and/or branding experience.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and work in standard office environment
  • Must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references through

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.


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